American Heart Association

CPR in school laws take effect in eight new states this year

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After Noah Weeda collapsed during soccer drills in April 2015 at his Grand Rapids, Mich., high school, best friend Tyler Menhart called 911 and used CPR skills he learned as a Boy Scout.

In South Carolina, 18-year-old high school football player Ronald Rouse died in 2012 […]

Missouri high-schoolers to learn CPR before graduation

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Missouri has become the 34th state to add CPR training to its high school curriculum. Gov. Jay Nixon signed the bill Tuesday, shortly after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed similar legislation.

The Missouri bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Ron Hicks (R-St. Peters), was motivated to introduce the […]

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Children, CPR, Health|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Oregon requires CPR training in schools

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Oregon has become the 23rd state to require students to learn CPR before high school graduation. Gov. Kate Brown signed the new state legislation Wednesday.

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, Oregon students in grades 7 through 12 will receive CPR training and learn how to […]

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on Oregon requires CPR training in schools

Indiana students receive CPR in Schools kits for training

More than 315,000 Indiana high school students will learn Hands-Only CPR during the next four years due to a new law requiring instruction in the life-saving skill.

The change requiring CPR training for high school graduation in Indiana began with this school year. This summer, the American Heart Association donated “CPR […]

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Indiana students receive CPR in Schools kits for training